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Aug 11, 2012, 07:53 PM
Grumpa Tom
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Walmart is selling the Southampton tug


For $129.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/ARCTIC-Aqu...-Boat/20606546

Or you can buy it from RC Scale Model for $249

http://rcscalemodelstore.com/ships-a...-ready-to-run/

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Aug 11, 2012, 08:02 PM
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Ghost2501:

Say, Mark, isn't this actually video that you took? And RC Scale Model is claiming it themselves?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em38Q...layer_embedded
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Aug 11, 2012, 08:10 PM
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Ghost2501:

Say, Mark, isn't this actually video that you took? And RC Scale Model is claiming it themselves?
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Aug 11, 2012, 08:27 PM
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Hmmm, they also have a pretty good sized 1:16 Leopard for you tread-heads:
http://www.walmart.com/ip/ARCTIC-Lan...ndingMethod=rr

Aug 11, 2012, 09:24 PM
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For $129.

walmart.com

Or you can buy it from RC Scale Model for $249

rcscalemodelstore.com

They're not quite the same. In that the one from Wally World does not come with a transmitter. They sell that as a separate item for an additional $49.97

http://www.walmart.com/ip/ARCTIC-Tra...Radio/20606543

That's assuming the transmitter you get works with the tug.
Aug 11, 2012, 09:25 PM
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Kmot see post 24 in this thread:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...1387454&page=2

A few guys on here bought the Wally world version (myself included). Doesn't come with a TX. But for a buck twenty nine I guess you can't expect it to. Not a bad model though. Put on the proper markings and do a little weathering and you would have a fairly accurate rendition. Also a downer on the Walmart tug is Arctic puts a big logo on the aft deck.
Aug 11, 2012, 10:25 PM
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Thanks for the info guys. Sorry, didn't know there was another thread already.

Well, that 75mhz Tx for $50 is a rip off. Because everyone should know you can get a 2.4ghz pistol radio for under $20 including the Rx.

A little grease and grime will take car of that Arctic decal.

I will see if I can get this thread removed.
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Aug 12, 2012, 02:30 AM
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Hmmm, they also have a pretty good sized 1:16 Leopard for you tread-heads.
Wouldn't a Chinese tank be more appropriate for Walmart.

Aug 12, 2012, 02:43 AM
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Good one herrmill
Aug 12, 2012, 10:39 AM
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Thanks for the info guys. Sorry, didn't know there was another thread already.

Well, that 75mhz Tx for $50 is a rip off. Because everyone should know you can get a 2.4ghz pistol radio for under $20 including the Rx.

A little grease and grime will take car of that Arctic decal.

I will see if I can get this thread removed.
Kmot I'd leave it up for FYI to anybody interested in the SH. The info in the other thread is pretty well buried.

It comes with a 27mhz receiver installed. I just took that out and popped in a spare Futaba Attack radio I had laying around. Works fine.

You can see the logo in the photo. I'd sand it off but then I'd have to match the deck paint. This is just a grab & go boat if I need one or to use as a demo so not a priority.
Aug 13, 2012, 01:10 AM
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Are the tracks on that tank on backwards? Aren't the chevrons on the links supposed to point down? My father, who drove M10's and M36's in WWII would always scold us kids when we put them on backwards on our models.

Dave
Last edited by boater_dave; Aug 13, 2012 at 01:20 AM.
Aug 13, 2012, 10:36 AM
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Ghost2501:

Say, Mark, isn't this actually video that you took? And RC Scale Model is claiming it themselves?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em38Q...layer_embedded

it bloody well is my video!

and oh look he has removed it, (or youtube have) as I have emailed Youtube and posted on the comments about it!

and as mine was modified to spin on its axis, NOT something the tug does off the shelf, it would be very misleading advertising as the model wont do what my boat does.
Last edited by Ghost 2501; Aug 13, 2012 at 10:54 AM.
Aug 13, 2012, 01:04 PM
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it would be very misleading advertising
Glad to see that you have prevented them from continuing this deceit.
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Aug 17, 2012, 03:22 AM
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Think I'll grab one of these for my little boy for Christmas. Thanks for bringing this up.
Aug 17, 2012, 03:49 PM
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